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  • GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    THOMAS DANA
    ISBN: 9780241198162
    Title: GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    Author: THOMAS DANA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    They were the working-class British boys who shook fashion to its core, bringing the edginess of the London club scene to French couture and taking excess to its limits. In this unputdownable biography, fashion insider Dana Thomas chronicles the blazing talent, dizzying rise and savage fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.

    'Spectacular.' Globe and Mail

    'A must-read.' Attitude

    'A riveting double biography ... Thomas had a ringside seat while all this divine madness unfurled.' Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday

    'One of the non-fiction titles of the year . . . like a modern Faustian tale of tragic dimension.' Huffington Post

    'Fascinating . . . a well-told story of poetry, art and angst.' Tatler



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $26.99
    Price: $26.99
  • HISTORY OF MODERN FASHION
    HISTORY OF MODERN FASHION
    COLE DANIEL JAMES
    ISBN: 9781780676036
    Title: HISTORY OF MODERN FASHION
    Author: COLE DANIEL JAMES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This exciting book breaks new ground, exploring fashion not simply from an aesthetic point of view but also as a manifestation of social and cultural change. Focusing on fashion from 1850 to 2010, renowned fashion historians Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl consider the evolution of womenswear, menswear and childrenswear, decade by decade. The book looks at the dissemination of style and the mechanisms of change, at the relationship between fashion and the visual, applied and performing arts, the intertwined relationship between fashion and popular culture, the impact of new materials and technology and the growing globalization of style. With photographs of costume from museums and images from the fashion press including editorial photography, illustrations and advertising, the book will include insights into icons of fashion and the clothes worn by ‘real people’, providing a valuable visual reference for the reader.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ICONIC : The Masters of Italian Fashion
    ICONIC : The Masters of Italian Fashion
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781743794371
    Title: ICONIC : The Masters of Italian Fashion
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For centuries, Italian fashion has been known for its craftsmanship and luxury, but also for its creativity and, most of all, its passion. Lace, leopard print and show-stopping red dresses – the masters of Italian fashion know how to make a statement.

    From the workshops of Florence to the runways of Milan, join Megan Hess on an unforgettable journey beneath the seams of ten iconic Italian designers: Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Missoni, Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci, Versace, Emilio Pucci and Valentino.

    Complete with Megan’s spectacular illustrations of Italian fashion’s most dramatic outfits – including power suits, psychedelic kaftans and haute couture gowns – Iconic: The Masters of Italian Fashion is a lavish celebration of one of the world’s leading fashion destinations.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    YARWOOD DOREEN
    ISBN: 9780486433806
    Title: ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    Author: YARWOOD DOREEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This authoritative resource covers the entire world with a comprehensive history of clothing and accessories that ranges from ancient to modern times. More than 2,000 illustrations accompany 650-plus entries.

    Imprint: DOVER
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • IN INTIMATE DETAIL
    IN INTIMATE DETAIL
    HARRINGTON CORA
    ISBN: 9780008316334
    Title: IN INTIMATE DETAIL
    Author: HARRINGTON CORA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2018 New Release

    The perfect gift or coffee table book for fashion and underwear lovers! A beautiful illustrated guide to lingerie from intimates expert Cora Harrington, founder of The Lingerie Addict, the internet's top lingerie blog.In this gorgeous aspirational book, Cora Harrington uses her extensive knowledge and empowering attitude to show readers that nice lingerie is for everyone – no matter your size, age, identity, or budget. In Intimate Detail is a complete guide to everything you need to know about shopping for, wearing, and caring for every type of intimate – from basic bras and briefs to hosiery, special occasion wear, shapewear, corsets, and more. In this beautifully packaged and richly illustrated guide, Cora demystifies lingerie, making it accessible to people of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes, and ages, empowering them to confidently shop for, wear, and care for the underpinnings of their dreams.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • IN PARIS : 20 Women on Life in the City of Light
    IN PARIS : 20 Women on Life in the City of Light
    BASTIDE LAUREN
    ISBN: 9780241351680
    Title: IN PARIS : 20 Women on Life in the City of Light
    Author: BASTIDE LAUREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Paris is a window on the world's most stylish city by two quintessentially Parisian women: Jeanne Damas, the it-girl, model, and actress, and Lauren Bastide, former editor-in-chief of French Elle. Dispelling the myth that there is only one type of Parisian woman, In Paris is made up of profiles of twenty different Parisiennes aged from fourteen to seventy, living in tiny studios or grand apartments, giving us a rare glimpse into their world: their homes, their careers, their style, and, most importantly, what being Parisian means to them.

    The portraits are illustrated with gorgeous full-colour photographs in Jeanne Damas' inimitable style, as well as lists of secret Parisian hideaways and style tips: from the five different types of red wine to order depending on the occasion, and the bars to drink them in, to the best red lipsticks, and places to be kissed.


    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • LITTLE BOOK OF PRADA
    LITTLE BOOK OF PRADA
    GRAVES LAIA FARRAN
    ISBN: 9781780979038
    Title: LITTLE BOOK OF PRADA
    Author: GRAVES LAIA FARRAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Celebrating this family brand and representing a summary of Miuccia Prada's key collections and pieces, including the launch of the Miu Miu line, the brand's emphasis on understated elegance and luxury, technologically advanced fabrics and originality of design. This is a biographical chronology of the life and career of Miuccia Prada.

    Imprint: CARLTON - HARIDE GRANT
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • LITTLE KOREA : Home food from the streets and kitchens
    LITTLE KOREA : Home food from the streets and kitchens
    LAW BILLY
    ISBN: 9781925418163
    Title: LITTLE KOREA : Home food from the streets and kitchens
    Author: LAW BILLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MARCH 2018 NEW RELEASE

    There’s been steadily growing interest and knowledge in Korean food across the globe in recent times – which can be seen reflected in the number of Korean restaurants and chains popping up.

    Of course, it’s helped that the cult food figure of David Chang and his Momofuko restaurants (as well as Lucky Peach magazine) have helped propel Korean flavours, techniques and classics into the mainstream. Just like some of Korea’s chilli-spiked dishes, this cuisine is very hot right now!
    Not only is the food diverse and the flavours distinct, but the dishes are simple to create at home too.

    Little Korea contains the most popular Korean dishes eaten everyday on the streets and in homes across the nation. No kitchen gadgetry or trickery is required – this is food with a singular mission: to deliver maximum flavour and texture in a simple way.

    Imprint: SMITH STREET BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • MAN AND HIS WATCH
    MAN AND HIS WATCH
    HRANEK MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9781579657147
    Title: MAN AND HIS WATCH
    Author: HRANEK MATTHEW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Paul Newman wore his Daytona Rolex every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. These and many more compose the stories of the world’s most coveted watches captured in A Man and His Watch. Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men’s style fixture, has traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece.

    Imprint: ARTISAN
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • MEN IN THIS TOWN 2 : Alone in a Crowd
    MEN IN THIS TOWN 2 : Alone in a Crowd
    SANTAMARIA GIUSEPPE
    ISBN: 9781743792735
    Title: MEN IN THIS TOWN 2 : Alone in a Crowd
    Author: SANTAMARIA GIUSEPPE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Photographer, blogger, art director and fashion enthusiast Giuseppe Santamaria invites us on a journey across four continents to explore men’s street style in eight inspiring cities – New York, Toronto, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Florence and Paris. This striking photographic collection showcases unique men and their styles, from the classic silhouettes of Italian tailoring to the eccentric outfits of Manhattan and downtown Tokyo.

    Alone In A Crowd is a global sartorial adventure that captures the relationship of place, personality and fashion.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781743791714
    Title: NEW YORK : THROUGH A FASHION EYE
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    New York: Through a Fashion Eye is an illustrated guide to one of the world's most-loved fashion cities by one of the world's most-loved fashion illustrators.

    Let Megan Hess take you on an adventure through New York, showing you the hottest places to eat, sleep and play – all illustrated in her inimitable, elegant style.

    Featuring fashion-themed restaurants, hotels and sites to visit, as well as Megan's favourite places to shop, this is a must-have insider's guide to New York for any fashion lover.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ONE SAVILE ROW : THE INVENTION OF THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN - GIEVES AND HAWKES
    ONE SAVILE ROW : THE INVENTION OF THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN - GIEVES AND HAWKES
    BINNEY MARCUS
    ISBN: 9782080201881
    Title: ONE SAVILE ROW : THE INVENTION OF THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN - GIEVES AND HAWKES
    Author: BINNEY MARCUS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Traces the history of tailoring, drawing from Gieves & Hawkes vast, unpublished archives of client ledgers, garments and accessories, and photographs. Including bespoke tailoring and ready-to-wear collections, this book focuses on classic mens style and fine tailoring.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $120.00

    Price: $120.00
  • ORRY KELLY : MISS WESTONS PROTEGE
    ORRY KELLY : MISS WESTONS PROTEGE
    PARKINSON ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781925183498
    Title: ORRY KELLY : MISS WESTONS PROTEGE
    Author: PARKINSON ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Orry Kelly, Miss Weston’s Protégé tells the incredible story of one of Hollywood’s greatest designers. Using never before seen materials, photographs and letters, Robert Parkinson has compiled years of research into one of the most detailed accounts of Orry Kelly’s history. Born in Kiama in December 1897 Orry Kelly moved to Sydney as a young man to seek a theatrical career and to study painting. Though unsuccessful on the stage he could not be dissuaded from his dream of stage fame. Eleanor Weston, a well-known Kiama businesswoman, encouraged Kelly to move to the US where he found his calling designing scenes and costume for film, television and the stage. Over the course of his career Orry Kelly worked for all of the major studios, including Warner Brothers, Paramount and Fox, dressing many of the well-known female stars in some 312 films. Though always widely renowned in Hollywood, Kelly did not gain his fame in Australia until after his death in 1964. As biographies of movie stars began to appear in the 1980s his fashion styling and costume design came to be highly regarded and worthy of study across several universities and colleges.

    Imprint: WOODSLANE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • PARIS : Through a Fashion Eye
    PARIS : Through a Fashion Eye
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781743792476
    Title: PARIS : Through a Fashion Eye
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Paris is the epitome of style, an epicentre of elegance – a must-see on every fashion-lover’s list. But where to visit, and what to do? With her inimitable fashion eye, internationally acclaimed illustrator Megan Hess takes you on a personal tour of her favourite places to play, shop, sleep and eat in the City of Lights. From people-watching on rue Saint-Honoré to cocktails at the Ritz, this is Paris at its most chic.

    Filled with Megan’s stunning, detailed illustrations, Paris: Through A Fashion Eye reveals the city as you’ve never seen it before.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • PARIS STYLE GUIDE
    PARIS STYLE GUIDE
    RAMBAUD ELODIE
    ISBN: 9781743364642
    Title: PARIS STYLE GUIDE
    Author: RAMBAUD ELODIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Paris style guide' looks inside the address book of Paris-based freelance stylist Elodie Rambaud and invites you to share it with her. The book divides into ten chapters: contemporary inspiration, textiles, nature and botanicals, art and colour, tool box, vintage, world décor, table, accessories and a final chapter dedicated to kids' style. Also included are recommendations for hip cafés and wine bars, amazing pâtisseries and restaurants, and some of the coolest hotels Paris has to offer.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • PARIS UNDRESSED : The Secrets of French Lingerie
    PARIS UNDRESSED : The Secrets of French Lingerie
    KEMP-GRIFFIN KATHRYN
    ISBN: 9781760295790
    Title: PARIS UNDRESSED : The Secrets of French Lingerie
    Author: KEMP-GRIFFIN KATHRYN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Most women wear underwear. French women wear lingerie. French women seem inherently more confident in their bodies, able to embrace the sensuality of life and love. What's their secret? Lingerie.


    Despite an insatiable curiosity for all things French, most women still find lingerie an enigma, a tangled melange of silk and lace, and are confused about how, when, and where to wear it. (Hint: it's not just for special occasions.) Many aspire to having a drawer full of silky, lacy undergarments, but have no idea where to start: How should my bra fit? How exactly do I wear a garter belt? Do bras and undies always have to match?

    With illustrations by French lingerie designer Paloma Casile, Paris Undressed: The Secrets of French Lingerie will help women feel at ease with their figures and show them how to integrate a lingerie lifestyle a la francaise to enhance their own femininity, confidence, and joie de vivre. It will transform the way women perceive their undergarments - and their bodies - and reveal how to co-ordinate a lingerie wardrobe to reflect personality and to meet lifestyle needs with the right dose of reverie. The book also includes a hand-selected guide to the most confidential addresses and lingerie boutiques in Paris, and discloses where to find the perfect bra, couture camisole, or cheeky knickers.

    Paris Undressed goes behind the seams, combining cultural references, expertise, and practical advice to inspire every woman to reconsider her underwear drawer.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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